“From Eden … to the Cross!”

From before God created, He had the cross in mind … and everything that would take place after Jesus died on the cross, including YOUR life! “He chose us in Him (Christ) before the foundation of the world, … In love He predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ … to the praise of His glorious grace!” (Ephesians 1:4-6). In the centuries that passed from the time Adam and Eve were placed in the Garden of Eden until Jesus went to the cross, then rose from the dead, God pointed those whom He chose toward the salvation He would provide through the coming “Messiah,” the “Anointed One,” the “Christ.” In the year 2022, most of the human race lies in spiritual darkness, unable and unwilling to see “the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ” (II Corinthians 4:6). But to us who by His grace believe in Jesus today, God has revealed the pathway to a relationship with Him … a relationship that gives us hope and strength and courage and boldness to live our lives seeking first His kingdom and His righteousness! Throughout the Old Testament God displayed His wisdom, grace, and power in the lives of His people. As we review some of these “Old Testament Stories,” you will hear over and over again of God’s love and grace toward His children and be encouraged to place your trust in the One who sent His own Son to be your Savior and your Lord! His power is now at work in every true believer, conforming us to the image of Christ, and then using us to shine His light into the darkness by proclaiming His strength and pointing people to Jesus!! May this series of messages from God’s Word, “From Eden … to the Cross!”, both equip and inspire you to let the light of His truth and grace shine through YOU in the new year!!

“From Eden … to the Cross!”

January 2nd ~ April 17, 2022

January 2nd:  “Created in the Image of God” ~ Genesis 1:1-3,26-31, 2:1-2,7-9,18,22-24

January 9th:  “Man’s Fall … GOD’s Promise!” ~ Genesis 3:1-24

January 16th:  “Noah and the Flood:  ‘Favor’ or Judgment” ~ Genesis 6-9

January 23rd:  “Abraham and Isaac:  God Will Provide!” ~ Genesis 22:1-19

January 30th:  “Jacob / Israel:  God’s Sovereign Choice” ~ Genesis 25:19-23, 35:9-15

February 6th:  “Moses and the Exodus:  The LORD Will Fight For You!” ~ Exodus 2:23-25, 3:14-18a, 6:1-8, 12:21-24,50-51,14:10-14

February 13th:  “Mt. Sinai and the Ten Commandments:  Christians and the Law” ~ Exodus 19-20; Galatians 3:15-25; Romans 8:1-4; Hebrews 12:18-29

February 20th:  “Joshua and Jericho:  And THIS Is Love??!!!” ~ Joshua 5-6

February 27th:  “Ruth and the ‘Kinsman-Redeemer'” ~ Ruth 1-4

March 6th:  “David and Goliath:  Love Is A Two-Way Street” ~ I Samuel 17:20-24,26,32-37,41-50

March 13th:  “Elijah on Mt. Carmel:  The LORD – HE Is God!” ~ I Kings 18:1-40, 19:1-18

March 20th:  “Esther:  For Such a Time As This!” ~ Esther 4:1-17

March 27th:  “Job Meets God!” ~ Job 1:1-2:10, 38:1-42:17

April 3rd:  “Daniel and His Friends:  Fire and Lions!” ~ Daniel 3:12-29, 6:13-28

April 10th:  “Jonah:  God Withholds His Judgment” ~ Jonah 1-4

April 15th:  “Without the Shedding of Blood There Is No Forgiveness!” ~ Matthew 26:28; Leviticus 17:11; Hebrews 9:11-22

April 17th:  “I KNOW That My Redeemer Lives!” ~ John 20:24-31